Meet Great Range Capital’s Summer Intern Team
At their best, internships give us the opportunity to try on a profession for size to see if it “fits.” Of course, this is only the case if the intern is allowed to participate in the actual day-to-day tasks the career requires instead of being relegated to the periphery as summertime spectators who are occasionally entrusted with a stapler.
That’s why at Great Range Capital, the term “intern” is more of a formality than a reflection of function, as we consider our interns to be full-fledged team members. So please join us in welcoming the firm’s newest team members who will be with us for the next three months: Dylan Kay, Diana Mark and Cade Gollier.
Cade’s interest in finance began on the basketball court when he started training younger kids in exchange for money. Now he’s the one in training at the University of Kansas where he majors in finance and accounting. Thanks to a recent internship with Jayhawk Capital Management, Cade was able to find a more specific niche within the field and is currently pursuing his passion for private business investment and valuation. While he plans to start in investment banking, he hopes to transition into private equity and is excited to learn from the GRC team about each stage of the deal process.
On campus, Cade is involved in the Jennett Finance Scholars Program, the Jack Dicus Business Honors Program, and the Business Leadership Program and serves as the Recruitment Chair for his fraternity. Off campus, he loves to make time for his other hobbies, including golf, basketball, traveling, and volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
It was in a high school financial literacy course that Diana had a lightbulb moment and discovered that finance combined two of her favorite things: business and math. With this newfound conviction, she set off for the University of Kansas where she’s majoring in finance and is involved with both Women in Finance and Women in Business. With the help of coursework and networking, Diana was able to narrow her career focus and has set her sights on investment banking. She says she’s looking forward to sharpening her skills and learning new techniques and methods alongside her GRC team members over the coming months.
Finance isn’t Diana’s only interest. In addition to being active in her sorority, she is passionate about reading, yoga, animals, and spending time with her friends and family.
Dylan traces his interest in finance back to high school when he began participating in investment competitions. This led him to the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he currently studies finance and banking, is a member of the University of Missouri Investment Group, and is the Managing Director of the Allen Angel Capital Education Venture Fund–all of which have convinced him that his future lies in investment banking and private equity. With this in mind, it’s difficult for Dylan to narrow down what he’s most looking forward to this summer as he says he’s eager to learn more about every single aspect of the deal process.
Dylan is an active member of Mizzou’s Greek life and serves as the Vice President of Finance for the Interfraternity Council. Off campus, you can find him water skiing or cheering on the Chiefs.
A Lasting Partnership
Internships aren’t just about hands-on work experience. One of their other great strengths lies in networking–both during and after the official internship period. We’re committed to staying in touch with our interns and helping them find full-time employment once they graduate. We’ve even had the immense pleasure of offering two former interns permanent positions once they gained investment banking experience. So while Dylan, Diana, and Cade are only here for a short time, we know this is only the beginning of a lasting partnership.